The number of sawmills with production of more than 100,000 m³ according to Swedish Forest Industries Federation is shown in Figure 10.1. The sawmill location on the map is based on X and Y coordinates, so a slight difference compared to actual geographic location may occur. The sawmills are grouped into companies and corporations. Production of sawn wood is shown in Table 10.2. The data are from the SDC, which conducts an annual survey of production and timber consumption by the forest products industry. All sawmills that produce more than 1,000 m3 per year are included in the survey. The figures for smaller sawmill operations are estimated on the basis of the most recent national sawmill inventory.
Previous editions of the Statistical Yearbook have included monthly and industry statistics produced by Statistics Sweden (SCB), which differ from those of the SDC. But since we regard the SDC’s statistics to be more reliable, we have chosen not to include those of SCB in this edition. SCB statistics are, however, used in making forecasts.
In order to derive a comprehensive view of the entire sawmill industry, special national inventories are conducted on a regular basis. A fact-finding survey of sawmills was conducted for and during year 2000 by the Institute of Forest Products and Markets at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. The results from the survey are available on the website of the Swedish Forest Agency under the heading of “Forestry Statistics”.
Figure 10.5 shows Sweden´s largest producers of sawn and planed softwood and Figure 10.6 shows use of sawn and planed softwood in Sweden.
Data on impregnated wood are compiled by the Swedish Wood Preservation Institute, on the basis of responses to questionnaires sent to participating members of the Institute; see Table 10.7.
The figures shown here on the production of paper pulp are from the Swedish Forest Industries Federation. The statistics are produced quarterly and include all paper pulp producers in Sweden; see tables 10.9-10.10. The geographical locations, capacities, assortments and owners of pulp mills are shown in Figure 10.8.
Paper and paperboard
The Swedish Forest Industries Federation collects monthly data on the production of paper and paperboard. Statistics are produced quarterly; see Table 10.12. All major producers are included in the monthly surveys. The geographical locations, capacities, assortments and owners of paper and paperboard mills are shown in Figure 10.11.
Additional facts about forest industry products and related subjects are available at: www. forestindustries.se.
Figures on per capita consumption of paper and paperboard in Sweden are shown in Figure 10.13.
Apparent consumption of certain forest industry products is shown in Table 10.17.
Utilization of recycled paper
The statistics on the utilization of recycled paper in Table 10.15 and Figure 10.16 are from the Swedish Forest Industries Federation. They refer to the utilization of recycled paper by all major paper producers in Sweden, including imports and exports. Figures on the collection of recycled paper are calculated with the formula: utilization + export – import. Data on imports and exports are from Statistics Sweden. Chapter 15 includes a detailed description of foreign trade statistics.
Wood based panels
The statistics on the production of wood based panels in Table 10.14 are from the Swedish Federation of Wood and Furniture Industry, whose members include producers of wood panels. The Federation conducts an annual questionnaire survey of its members, which includes questions on production. Due to data confidentiality requirements, it is no longer possible to provide information on some assortments.